Practical Nursing

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Career Cluster:

Health Science

Exit Requirements:

Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Read:11 Math:11 Lang:11

Enrollment Open To:

Program Open to Qualified Applicants (see application for admission requirements) including ATI TEAS Minimum 55% Adjusted Individual Total Score (AITS)

Program Start Dates:

Next start date August 2017, St. Augustine and Palatka Day Classes (Application deadline June 30, 2017) Evening Classes start date January 22, 2018 (Application deadline December 1, 2017)


Students will attend classes/clinicals in any/all of the following counties St. Johns, Putnam, and Clay

Program Day/Evening:

Daytime program - Monday through Thursday earliest 6:00am - latest 4:30pm Evening/Weekends every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6-10pm and every other Saturday and Sunday 6:30am-5pm Both day and evening programs require a preceptor rotation these hours will vary

What You'll Learn:

  • Care for medical-surgical, oncology patients
  • Communication skills
  • Geriatric care
  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Human growth & development
  • Legal & ethics responsibilities

*FL Board of Nursing Approved

  • Mental health concepts
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology & administration of medications
  • Rehabilitation basics
  • Unpaid clinical experience
  • Unpaid preceptor rotation

Program Hours:


Daytime Enrollment = 13 months, actual months may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Evening Enrollment = 18 months, actual months may change depending on scheduled hours in class

Program Estimated Cost:

$7,543 (Based on Florida Residency Requirements)


OCP Course Number Course Title Course Length
A HSC0003 Basic Healthcare Worker 90
B HCP0121 Nurse Aide and Orderly 75
  PRN0091 Practical Nurse (1 of 3) 285
  PRN0092 Practical Nurse (2 of 3) 450
 C PRN0096 Practical Nursing (3 of 3) 450

Employment Opportunities:

  • Doctor offices
  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Hospitals
  • Health Department
  • Nursing Homes
  • Walk-in clinics

Industry Certifications:


Starting Salaries:

*Based on the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida


LPN Application:   LPN Application

Program costs & book list: LPN price list

TEAS Prep:

AHA Health Care Provider BLS CPR Courses are offered at our Public Safety Campus for dates click HERE. You may register at the PSC and/or the registration department.

Click here to see the Career Cluster Pathway for LPN

Instructor or Department Contact Information: